Scholarships

If you're like most students, scholarships will provide an important part of your financial aid package.

The CMU School of Engineering and Technology offers a number of scholarships – based on need, academic focus, career aspirations and other specific criteria – for incoming freshman, transfer students and continuing students.

In addition, click here to learn more about scholarships available for all CMU students.

Department Scholarships

Application. The 2014 application for School of Engineering and Technology scholarships is closed, since the deadline to submit was February 27, 2014. Applications will be available online for the next cycle, but not until January 2015.

Selection. The Engineering and Technology faculty will vote, in a regular department meeting, to select scholarship recipients. The decision will be made on the basis of:

  • Completed application form
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resumé (including service information)
  • Teaching objectives (only required for the Myron and Hazel Georgia Scholarship)

Acceptance. Each scholarship recipient must acknowledge the acceptance of the scholarship award in writing to the chairperson of the School of Engineering and Technology within 30 days of the date of the award letter.

Descriptions and qualifications for each of the School of Engineering and Technology scholarships are listed below.

Myron and Hazel Georgia Scholarship

Eligibility: Income from this endowment will support a scholarship for a student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology and majoring in Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology Management: Computer-Aided Product Design, Industrial Technology Management: Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering with a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to non-traditional students. An application form, resume, and teaching objectives must be submitted to the School of Engineering and Technology main office, ET Building 100, along with an unofficial transcript.

About: Established in 1989 by William Myron and Hazel Georgia of Harrison, Mich. for students pursuing a teaching major in industrial and engineering technology.

Amount: Awards of past scholarships have been up to 6 awards ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 each.

Renewal: This scholarship is renewable.

Frank and Virginia Irgang Scholarship

Eligibility: Any junior or senior, who is a resident of Michigan with a signed E&T major may apply.  Each applicant should have a good academic standing with involvement in service activities in the School of Engineering and Technology and CMU. An application form and unofficial transcript must be submitted to the main office, ET Building 100.

About: Established in 1995 by Frank Irgang, CMU '50, and Virginia Irgang for Michigan resident, junior and senior students majoring in industrial engineering and technology. The scholarship is based on full-time enrollment.

Amount: Awards of past scholarships have been up to 2 awards of $1,100 each.

Renewal: This scholarship is not renewable.


John B. Slater Scholarship

Eligibility: Any junior or senior, with a signed authorization for a major offered by the School of Engineering and Technology, who has a GPA of 3.0 or better may apply.  An application form, resume and unofficial transcript must be submitted to the main office, ET Building 100.

About: Established through the estate of John B. Slater, former professor emeritus, Department of Industrial Engineering and Technology, for a School of Engineering and Technology junior or senior student.

Amount: One scholarship of up to $1,500 is awarded.

Renewal: This scholarship is renewable.

Stephenson Engineering Scholarship

Eligibility: Any junior or senior, with a signed authorization for a major offered by the School of Engineering and Technology, who has a GPA of 3.0 or better may apply.  An application form, resume and unofficial transcript must be submitted to the main office, ET Building 100.

About: Established in 1985 by Jo Stephenson and David Schock in honor of Jo's parents, Betty and Jack Stephenson, for a student pursuing an engineering technology curriculum.

Amount: One scholarship of up to $1,000 is awarded.

Renewal: This scholarship is renewable.


American Mitsuba Corporation Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: Must have a signed authorization for a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering major offered by the School of Engineering and Technology. Anyone who has a GPA of 3.0 or better may apply. Please include (with application) the name and relationship to CME associates, if any.

About: Established in 2009 by American Mitsuba Corporation and its affiliate CME, LLC. Preference will be given to qualified CME and related company associates and their immediate family members.

Renewal: This scholarship is renewable.


The Christman Company Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: Available to students pursuing a major in construction management from the School of Engineering and Technology. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. This scholarship is processed through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Click here to download the application.

About: Established in 2005 by The Christman Company. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen who have had 3 years of high school math.

Renewal: This scholarship is renewable.


National Scholarships

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Eligibility: To be considered for nomination, you must minimally:

  • Be a current sophomore or junior pursuing a bachelor's degree on a full-time basis
  • Have an average of at least B or the equivalent and be in the upper fourth of your class
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a demonstrated interest in a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering
  • Be nominated by your college or university

Because of the highly competitive nature of this national scholarship program, you should be near the top of your academic class, committed to pursuing a Ph.D., have at least some research experience with a faculty member, and a record of active involvement in professional activities in your field.

About: This scholarship is designed to attract outstanding students to careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Amount: The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year.

Renewal: This scholarship is renewable. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

Application. If you are interested in applying for this award, you should complete this short Pre-Application Form. You are encouraged to discuss your application with faculty members in your discipline of study.

Pre-Application Deadline. The Pre-Application Form must be submitted electronically to the official CMU Goldwater Scholarship representative, Dr. Phame Camarena, Director of the CMU Honors and Centralis Programs, for full consideration.

Selection. A committee of faculty will review the pre-applications received and will identify up to four students as a "CMU Goldwater Scholar Nominee." These students will then complete the full application under the direction of faculty and the Director of the CMU Honors Program (you do not need to contact the Honors Program).

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